America needs leaders. Desperately.
It needs leaders who understand the dignity of the human person, the sanctity of life, and role of faith in shaping the social order.
It also needs leaders who understand both natural law and divine law, who have been schooled in the virtues, and formed in the truth.
And it needs leaders with practical competence who are capable of making the hard choices, doing the right thing, and sacrificing themselves for the good of others and the nation.
It doesn’t, however, just need those leaders in Washington. It needs them everywhere, in every walk of life, transforming both Church and culture as doctors and lawyers, journalists and corporate executives, artists and academics. That is the unique vocation of the laity: to transform the social order from within, to be salt and light and leaven in the world.
Through the Center
for Leadership, Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to
raising up a new generation of Catholic leaders who can do just that,
recognizing as its former president, Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, once
asked, “If Franciscan University doesn’t produce leaders for tomorrow,
Founded in 2011, the
center seeks to equip a select group of Franciscan undergraduate
students for the unique challenges of leadership in the 21st century.
from a broad cross-section of academic majors, the program offers
formation in the principles of effective leadership, the virtues,
Catholic social teaching, the philosophy of the human person, and
America’s founding principles. It also offers practical training in the
skills necessary for exercising life-long Christian leadership in the